(I'm pretty sure I stole this gif thing or whatever it's called from Elivagar's tumblr. I don't think she'll mind and try to stop watching it for a second to read the post below...you can come back when you're done, it'll still be here. I promise.)
(Warning: Adult Themes Below)
It Feels Like the First Time…Again (and again, and again)
Okay, so we all like sexy time right? Well, I was engaged in writing a little bit of sexy time just recently and I sat back and wondered just how I might be able to describe this same act, yet again for this same couple. It didn't help that it was Han and Leia's first time (again). Something that I don't care to admit how many times I've both read and written (and thought about). How can I possibly come up with new ways for them to experience this same thing?
The question can be expanded, as most can. How many different ways can I describe a kiss? He pressed his lips to hers. She drew his mouth to meet her lips. He kissed her soundly, deeply, tenderly, passionately. Their mouths crashed together. Their lips touched. Feather kisses. Crushing kisses. Tongues and no tongues and what are the hands doing during all of this? GAH!
And then of course all that kissing leads us right back to the sex. We all like to read about it. I think we all have some trepidation in writing about it. What about after writing about it seventeen thousand times? (Maybe not that many, but possibly.) I first, try not to make it some worn out recipe, right? They kiss, they fall down on the bed, Han goes south, Leia goes limp, Han inserts here and BLAM they're both done. The End. Finito. Send it to print.
And just how many ways can this act be done? I was actually discussing the other day (I won't name with who) how...adventurous the run-of-the-mill Han and Leia shipper might be. It seemed to me that we all probably see this couple as fairly conservative and then wish to read them written that way. I mean we barely read about Leia going south and if Han tried to go through the backdoor, I'm pretty sure that would be OOC for most. (Oh my, did I just write that?) I think Zyra may want to approve my posts from now on after that.
But seriously. What's some different ways you've seen this same old thing expressed? Have you ever struggled with writing the 'deed' and trying to find a new way to describe it? Or a new way to describe anything. A hug. A kiss. A look. Etc., etc., etc. Have you ever read anything and felt like (1) Ho hum, I've read this before, or (2) Yowza, it feels like their first time (again)! What works, what doesn't? What's acceptable to you? What's pushing your limits and what's "No way, no how, Leia/Han would just never do that...ever. Um...never..."?
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